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Scott Morrison at AstraZeneca laboratories (Image: AAP/Lisa Maree Williams)

There were some smart thoughts in this year's budget.

Here are Crikey's top five:

Research and development

The previous two budgets slashed research and development tax incentives by $4 billion, contributing to slipping productivity rates. Now the Coalition is trying to turn the tide, providing an extra $1 billion in new research funding for universities.